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optimal play
Member since Oct-28-11
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   May-16-18 optimal play chessforum (replies)
 
optimal play: <Mr. Buttinski: I have a question. When someone mentions "sensible" gun control, what exactly do they mean by "sensible", and do they all agree on what "sensible" is? Thank you, I'm Outinski now.> sensible done or chosen in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to ...
 
   May-16-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
optimal play: <Colonel Mortimer: <optimal play: <Colonel Mortimer: <optimal play: <Colonel Mortimer: ... Having moved in diplomatic circles for a large part of my life ...> Would you care to elaborate on that?> No.> So you never moved in any diplomatic circles at ...
 
   May-14-18 Travis Bickle chessforum (replies)
 
optimal play: <Dr Winston OBoogie: Btw Ploppy.. If you'd like John Lennon to explain to you the butcher cover just ask me for the link. I've got the interview although any retard could find it on YouTube, even Donald Trump : https://youtu.be/fQ2t1jeggSQ Don't try quoting Lennon out of ...
 
   May-10-18 S Crakanthorp vs G W Baynes, 1905
 
optimal play: 7.f4 was a novelty. 7...Qh4+?! 14.Nf5! Kf7?? Black's 14th move makes no sense so I checked the online newspapers to verify this scoresheet was correct. The game was indeed reported and commentary for 14...Kf7 as follows: "A peculiar mistake. Black, who is playing very badly,
 
   Apr-30-18 technical draw chessforum (replies)
 
optimal play: <technical draw: <optimal play> I don't remember seeing that movie. I will check it out to refresh my memory.> FYI http://newepisodes.co/watch-columbo... The tele-movie aired in early 1968. It's not all that different to the series that followed three years later,
 
   Apr-29-18 T M Bradshaw vs W H Jonas, 1905
 
optimal play: 6...Be7 was a novelty. 8...Bg4 compare 8...O-O Alekhine vs V Sheffield, 1933 9.Bxf7+! 9...Kf8?! If 9...Kxf7 then 10.Ne5+ Kg8 11.Nxg4 Nxg4 12.Qxg4 ± 15.Qf5! 17.d5! This game is from the 9th round of the New South Wales state championship played in Sydney on 1st ...
 
   Apr-24-18 Doll (replies)
 
optimal play: Raquel Welch, in The Magic Christian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ook... with Ringo (a more fantastic voyage!)
 
   Apr-21-18 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
optimal play: <playground player> It's not Summer down here, it's Autumn. Although you wouldn't think so. This weather isn't normal. I haven't yet read Upfield's 'Death of a Lake' but I'm guessing it's set in the outback where punishingly hot summers are more usual than on the coast.
 
   Apr-20-18 twinlark chessforum (replies)
 
optimal play: <visayanbraindoctor: <optimal play: Yes, those who never experienced the war crimes perpetrated by the Japanese in WWII can be rather smug in their condemnation of Truman> Well.. If you are implying that you think I am one of those, rest assured I am not.> I was ...
 
   Apr-04-18 W H Jonas vs G W Baynes, 1905
 
optimal play: 6...Nb4?! was a novelty. 10.e5! 15.f5! 16.fxe6! 17.Rf5! This game is from the 8th round of the New South Wales state championship played in Sydney on 29th August 1905. The final standings were:- Spencer Crakanthorp 9/10 William Henry Jonas 7/10 Thomas Mason Bradshaw ...
 
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Apr-05-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: North Dakota did not ban abortion, they approved 6-week ban:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-...

Arkansas have a 12-week ban (See above link) Mississippi may pass 15-week ban:

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/20...

The way U.S. law works is this:

Federal government pass(es) a law, the state, then county, even city can impose their own law, as long as it does not violate (higher) law.

So, by higher, I mean Federal (highest), state, county, city (lowest).

Example, in this case, Federal law prohibits abortion, or, in case of guns, banning guns.

So, what do states do? They pass their own law(s). You can own guns, but only non-automatic and the magazine can only hold 10-rounds (e.g. California).

Or in the case of abortion, it's legal, as long as its before 6-weeks, or 12- or 15- weeks of pregnancy.

See, legal, <BUT> it has to be before a certain week! Not in violation of federal law.

California passed a law in 2017, to buy tobacco (of any kind, cigarette, pipe, chew, or snuff) you have to be 21.

All other states, as far as I know, is 18. Not in violation of Federal Law.

Now, in theory, states, or county or city in U.S. can pass a law, only single shot derringers allowed.

That would be OK, it does not violate the (federal) law of owning guns, but it places a heavy restriction of what you <CAN> own.

Apr-05-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <WannaBe> That is exactly the situation in Australia, also a union of six states with a federal government, governed by a federal constitution with a federal High Court.
Apr-06-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: Just an update to my survey.

Normally I wouldn't allow additional input after closure of the survey, however because <tpstar> is a good mate of mine, I have allowed his additional input in this instance as an exception to the rule.

Just a reminder, the survey question was...

As a supporter of the Second Amendment:
a) Do you own any guns?
b) If so, how many?
c) What type?
d) Have you ever shot anyone? (optional)

Answers:

a) Do you own any guns?

No (6)

<playground player>
<OhioChessFan>
<thegoodanarchist>
<HeMateMe>
<WannaBe>
<tpstar>

Yes (2)

<TheFocus>
<Bobsterman3000>

In response to (b), (c) & (d) apparently nobody owns any military-grade assault rifles or has shot anybody.

My earlier conclusions drawn from these results caused some consternation, therefore I will leave any possible interpretation open.

I will just note however that supporters of the Second Amendment, at least among chessgames members, appear to be very peaceful and non-violent people.

Thanks again to all who participated.

Apr-06-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: < optimal play:

Surely opponents of gun legislation and abortion restrictions would rush to the Supreme Court and get those laws overturned?>

No, you cannot "rush" to the SCOTUS. You would have to take your case to a district court first, then an appellate court after that, if either side want to appeal.

I am neither a lawyer nor a judge, so I am not 100% certain of the order here. But to finally appeal to the SCOTUS takes several steps, and they may even decline to hear the case.

But in any event, you are talking years of time and huge legal fees.

Apr-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Sorry <optimal play> I was slow to your poll

a) Do you own any guns? <Yes>

c) What type? <A variety including 2 old shotguns my Dad left me, two .22 caliber varmint rifles, a deer rifle, a recreational black powder pistol, and two self defense pistols>.

d) Have you ever shot anyone? <No>

I support the 2nd amendment but believe stricter regulations are called for. I don't believe assault rifles should be so easily accessible. Just like any other thing in this society that requires licensing/verification/qualifications etc., owning a gun should also require strict qualifications.

Elderly people especially need self defense weapons for obvious reasons

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Apr-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Also <optimal play> I would like to add that while I support the 2nd amendment, I am not a huge fan of the NRA. I was forced to join the NRA when I was a member of the local gun club, but dropped membership when I left the club 5 years ago (club dues doubled).

Over time, I got the feeling the NRA is just running a huge fleece job, hiding behind the 2nd amendment. Time after time, we'd hear the news how the NRA "Won another battle", but "The war continues" blah, blah, blah.

You see, with them and congress, this is a never ending "war". Its all propaganda, a perpetual motion machine designed to perpetually fleece everybody who happens to support them.

Thats why I ended my membership at the gun club and the NRA

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Apr-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <morfishine> Thanks for your input.

Apologies for my delay in replying but I've been away on holidays.

Your comments seem to reflect the attitude of most supporters of the Second Amendment who value their rights and liberties whilst acknowledging the responsibilities which come with gun ownership.

It appears the NRA is becoming a refuge for "gun-nuts" who want to accumulate an arsenal of military-grade assault weapons for some upcoming war with their own government.

These paranoid "gun-nuts" who make up the NRA claim that their right to own an arsenal of military-grade assault weapons comes from the Founding Fathers, whom they are only vaguely familiar with, even claiming British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger as one of them in their desperation to bolster their argument for unlimited, unrestricted, all-out free-for-all firearms access to any lunatic who wants to go to war against Washington D.C.

So anyway, just to update the survey:

As a supporter of the Second Amendment:
a) Do you own any guns?
b) If so, how many?
c) What type?
d) Have you ever shot anyone? (optional)

Answers:

a) Do you own any guns?

No (6)

<playground player>
<OhioChessFan>
<thegoodanarchist>
<HeMateMe>
<WannaBe>
<tpstar>

Yes (3)

<TheFocus>
<Bobsterman3000>
<morfishine>

In regard to (b), (c) & (d) it seems nobody owns any military-grade assault rifles or has shot anybody.

I will say that my survey has been very revealing in showing that the overwhelming majority of supporters of the Second Amendment are not even remotely "gun-nuts" but responsible citizens who care about individual rights and freedoms.

This is borne out by evidence that most Second Amendment supporters don't even own guns, and of the minority who do, they are not members of the NRA and support sensible firearm legislation.

No-one who took the survey has any military-grade assault weapons and don't appear to be hunkering down for a war against a tyrannical American government.

As to the tiny minority of "gun-nuts" out there who would never respond to my survey, they obviously don't speak for the majority of those Americans who support the Second Amendment, and who do not consider it necessary to even own a gun, let alone an arsenal of military-grade assault rifles for some imaginary war against their own government.

Thanks again to those nine respondents.

Your input to this important issue has been of great value and very enlightening.

Apr-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #327873)
Apr-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <optimal play: <morfishine> Thanks for your input. Apologies for my delay in replying but I've been away on holidays> No apologies needed sir, I value your input on all matters (including JFK stuff :)).

I think its important for people to know that some people support the 2nd amendment who also happen to favor stricter regulations. I really get offended by radical liberals who just can't accept that fact there are conservatives that actually favor some sort of gun control. I am in that category.

It doesn't make sense that assault weapons are so easily accessible. I believe there should be a strict(er) regulation system, including logistics, for these types of weapons, silencers (sound suppressors), bump stocks, etc.

The NRA has really become the "bully on the block" supposedly supporting the "right to bear arms", but you never see them when there is a funeral in progress

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Apr-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <morfishine> This is why I decided to conduct the survey.

I had noticed these self-appointed "Defenders of the Second Amendment" who insisted that any consideration of sensible firearm legislation was some sort of betrayal of the Founding Fathers and the thin end of the wedge to take away all their guns.

I'm not American but I couldn't believe that their attitude was representative of all Americans who support the Second Amendment.

The results of my survey have borne out that the overwhelming majority of supporters of the Second Amendment are sensible responsible people like yourself who don't need the bullies of the NRA to dictate to them what they should think.

I can understand your annoyance by radical liberals who just pigeon-hole every conservative regarding gun-control, but I've noticed some arch-conservatives do the same with supporters of sensible firearm legislation.

It seems to be that supporters of the Second Amendment are just ordinary Americans who value their freedom and individual rights, and whether or not they actually own any guns, are not at all adverse to considering sensible gun control in an effort to reduce the occurrence of mass shootings.

Apr-27-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <optimal play> Thank you for your response <I can understand your annoyance by radical liberals who just pigeon-hole every conservative regarding gun-control, but I've noticed some arch-conservatives do the same with supporters of sensible firearm legislation> While I am a conservative, I do not align with these far-right, anti-government nut-jobs

<It seems to be that supporters of the Second Amendment are just ordinary Americans who value their freedom and individual rights, and whether or not they actually own any guns, are not at all adverse to considering sensible gun control in an effort to reduce the occurrence of mass shootings> This is a very wonderful and accurate statement, In my humble opinion.

I wish there was more of a response to your survey

Dear sir, you are always welcome in my forum. Please drop by when you have the occasion

best always, morf

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Apr-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <morfishine> I will leave my survey open should anyone else wish to add their opinion, but of course it's not open to everyone, only Americans who support the Second Amendment.

Dear sir, I notice you often have interesting discussions on your forum and I will drop by from time to time.

best always, op

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May-12-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: I can't stop laughing at this. Blackadder's locked up in Ludvig's dungeon about to be tortured and he says..

https://youtu.be/MdKCNYpMM6w

"One thing Ludvig. Were you ever bullied at school? All this ranting and raving you must have had some problems" LMAO. Genius!!

I've just thought of a new nickname for Lil Bispo 😂

May-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: Hugh Laurie is hilarious.

He guest-stars in two episodes during the second season; "Beer" and then that one, "Chains".

"Beer" also guest-stars Miriam Margolyes who is very funny as Blackadder's puritanical auntie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krg...

"What he is trying to tell you is that you appear to be wearing a pair of devil's dumplings"

"OMG my earmuffs have fallen down"

lol

May-13-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: LMAO! When Percy gets the giggles so do I, haha #DevilsDumplings

Blackadder runs for parliament https://youtu.be/h6mJw50OdZ4

"We in the Adder party will fight this campaign on issues, not personalities"

"Why's that? "

"Our candidate doesn't have a personality!" (Donald?)

Everytime I watch it I get the giggles. It reminds me of knocking off school in 1989, sneaking in my dads house and watching every episode on VHS. My dad ain't stupid, he got wise to it and he used to mark how far he'd watched the tape on the VHS.. If it was 1cm past where he marked it I was in big trouble, lol. The good old days :)

May-13-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: https://youtu.be/IkIkRfBgr2k
May-13-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: Billy Joel - You may be right https://youtu.be/Jo9t5XK0FhA

"You may be right. I may be crazy. But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for!" Lol.

Just get back to me when you've listened to the Lennon interview.

Btw.. How outstanding is that from Billy Joel?? Mick Jagger, Bono, Freddie Mercury and Liam Gallagher rolled into one great Frontman! I'm gonna show Trav that video and then pass out, this YouTube channel thing is harder than people think. Daniel only has about 200 nutters to deal with. I've got over a million to be technical, not all active but at least 50,000 are. In the words of Paul McCartney.. "It's a drag" :)

May-14-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <Dr Winston OBoogie: LMAO! When Percy gets the giggles so do I, haha #DevilsDumplings

Blackadder runs for parliament https://youtu.be/h6mJw50OdZ4>

Mark, are you really Ivor "Jest Ye Not Madam" Biggun (with the purple hair) at 1:30?

You remind me of him.

<Beatles Butcher Cover Album Appraised>

Only on sale at Sears for 1 day!

Now worth up to USD$12,000

<How outstanding is that from Billy Joel?? Mick Jagger, Bono, Freddie Mercury and Liam Gallagher rolled into one great Frontman!>

Billy Joel is pretty good, except he's not a frontman, he's a solo performer with a backing band.

May-14-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: It's not "Ivor "Jest Ye Not Madam" Biggun" Lol. That's not her name!I'm Baldrick aren't I?

You missed the point of that video. Everyone knows full well Billy Joel isn't a Frontman but the concept of the video reminds me of that "Moves like Jagger" song without the costumes. Billy Joel is definitely my guilty pleasure, I love a great singer songwriter. Also Alanis Morissette. JLP is one of my favourite non Beatles albums ever.

<Beatles Butcher Cover Album Appraised>

Only on sale at Sears for 1 day!

Now worth up to USD$12,000>

Too much! I just watched an interview with Julian Lennon and he was talking about how he had to buy back all his dads memorabilia. I don't know how he can even make eye contact with Yoko Ono, she's a disgrace. I saw a pair of Lennon's sunglasses on a Beatles fan page on facebook for sale for $300 and I was going to buy them, he left them in a studio in 1974 apparently and they come with a COA. After a little research I decided against it because COA's can quite easily be faked.

May-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <Dr Baldrick O'Sodoff aka Ivor "Jest Ye Not Madam" Biggun: ... Also Alanis Morissette. JLP is one of my favourite non Beatles albums ever.>

Jagged Little Pill is the favourite album of angry girls.

I wasn't aware you're an angry girl, Mark.

Nevertheless, I admit that "Hand In My Pocket" is a catchy song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUj...

<I saw a pair of Lennon's sunglasses on a Beatles fan page on facebook for sale for $300 and I was going to buy them, he left them in a studio in 1974 apparently and they come with a COA. After a little research I decided against it because COA's can quite easily be faked.>

Beatles memorabilia are the modern day version of medieval religious relics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyF...

"For a really quick sale you can't beat a nose"

lol

May-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Call me Mr. Buttinski but I have a question. When someone mentions "sensible" gun control, what exactly do they mean by "sensible", and do they all agree on what "sensible" is? Thank you, I'm Outinski now.
May-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <technical draw: Call me Mr. Buttinski >

Forever, or just while this topic is underway?

(which should actually be forever)

Obviously, I'm not making adjustments for Nuclear War, Asteroid strike, Sun going into super nova.

May-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <technical draw:

When someone mentions "sensible" gun control, what exactly do they mean by "sensible", and do they all agree on what "sensible" is?>

Same thing they mean when they say:

"Common sense" gun laws!

May-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: <Mr. Buttinski: I have a question. When someone mentions "sensible" gun control, what exactly do they mean by "sensible", and do they all agree on what "sensible" is? Thank you, I'm Outinski now.>

sensible

done or chosen in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to be of benefit.

Ergo, "sensible" gun control means firearm legislation enacted and enforced with wisdom and prudence for the benefit of the overall community.

As for uniform agreement, one man's sensible gun control is another man's attempt to disarm the populace and make them vulnerable to enslavement by a tyrannical government.

In an attempt to shed some light on this controversial debate, I am conducting a survey which is open to all American citizens who support the Second Amendment.

(see above posts)

As a supporter of the Second Amendment:
a) Do you own any guns?
b) If so, how many?
c) What type?
d) Have you ever shot anyone? (optional)

<td> I would be interested in your responses to the survey questions.

<diceman: <technical draw: When someone mentions "sensible" gun control, what exactly do they mean by "sensible", and do they all agree on what "sensible" is?>

Same thing they mean when they say: "Common sense" gun laws!>

May I bring your attention to your earlier post in my forum on this topic:

<Apr-04-18 diceman: <optimal play: Still early results, but very interesting so far...>

See this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mi...

Liberalism is a lie, that always has:

Plan A,
Plan B,
Plan C,

and so on.

I'll comment more after you watch.>

I watched your YouTube video and provided the following response:

<That youtube video seems to indicate that strict gun laws don't contravene the second amendment, otherwise New York couldn't get away with such stringent gun restrictions.

All Stossel and Martinez said is that they wanted to carry a gun "for protection"?!

That's kinda vague.

Maybe if they'd said "we need a gun to form a militia against a tyrannical government", they might have had more success?

The real issue is if these gun laws are reducing shootings in New York?

Anyway, as I've previously made clear, I have no opinion either way regarding gun laws in the USA since it doesn't affect me, but I was hoping my survey might clarify some issues regarding gun ownership in relation to the second amendment.>

Having watched your YouTube video and responded accordingly, it would be appreciated if you could now answer my survey questions.

May-17-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <<td> I would be interested in your responses to the survey questions.>

The only thing I know about guns is what I learned in the army: "This is my rifle, this is my gun. One is for shooting, one is for fun."

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